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Unofficial Guide to How to Find Your Family on the World's Largest Free Genealogy Website

Publisher: Family Tree Books

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Media: BOOK - paperback, 240 pages
Author: D. McCullough
Year: 2015
ISBN: 9781440343285
Other: b&w photographs, maps, appendixes, addresses, index
Publisher: Family Tree Books

This book can help you master the #1 free genealogy website. Discover your ancestry on, the world's largest free genealogy website. This in-depth user guide shows you how to find your family in the site's databases of more than 3.5 billion names and millions of digitised historical records spanning the globe.

Learn how to maximise all of's research tools - including the hard-to-find features - to extend you family tree in your current country, as well as the 'old' country.

In this book you'll find:
- Step-by-step strategies to craft search queries that find ancestors fast
- Practical pointers for locating your ancestors in record collections that aren't searchable
- Detailed overviews of's major U.S. collections, with helpful record explanations to inform your research
- Guidance for using's vast record collections from Europe, Canada, Mexico, and 100-plus countries around the world
- Tips for creating and managing your family tree on
- Secrets to utilising user-submitted genealogies, 200,000 digitised family history books, and the FamilySearch catalog of 2.4 million offline resources you can borrow through a local Family History Centre.
- Worksheets and checklists to track your research progress

Illustrated step-by-step examples teach you exactly how to apply these tips and techniques to your own research. Whether you're new to or you're a longtime user, you'll find guidance you need to discover your ancestors and make the most of the site's valuable resources.

1. Getting started
2. The FamilySearch Family Tree
3. Searching and browsing historical records
4. Searching genealogies, the catalog, and books
5. US census records
6. US vital records
7. US Immigration and naturalization records
8. US military records
9. US probate and court records
10. European records
11. Global records
12. More historical records
Appendix A. The FamilySearch Wiki
Appendix B. FamilySearch indexing projects
Appendix C. Research worksheets

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